composer and conductor, is the director of PluralEnsemble and academic director of the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía. He studied composition with Francisco Kröpfl (BA) and with Bogusław Schaeffer at the Mozarteum in Salzburg (Diploma of Excellence, 1993). He completed his studies with Elliott Carter, Franco Donatoni, Brian Ferneyhough, Luis de Pablo, Peter Eötvös and Jorma Panula. His works are performed by some of the most important musicians of our time: Pierre Boulez, Peter Eötvös, Arditti Quartet, Susana Mälkki, Dimitri Vassilakis, Marco Blaauw and Leigh Melrose, and by orchestras such as the SWR, DSO, OCNE and the orchestra of the Salzburg Mozarteum, amongst others. He has received awards such as Mozarts Erben of the City of Salzburg and the Rodolfo Halffter Prize.
Fabián Panisello participates as both composer and conductor in the principal international forums and festivals dedicated to contemporary music, such as Donaueschinger Musiktage, Venice Biennale, Klangspuren, Warsaw Autumn Festival, Présences, Musica in Strasbourg, Ars Musica, Ultraschall, Aspekte, Manca and Mondavi Center (California), and in numerous festivals in Japan and North and South America. As guest conductor, he cooperates with Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain, Musiques Nouvelles, Meitar Ensemble or the Israeli Contemporary Players of Tel Aviv. He has participated as coconductor in two world premieres of works by Karlheinz Stockhausen: Hoch-Zeiten and Mixtur-2003 with the WDR orchestra of Cologne and the DSO of Berlin. He has recorded with NEOS, Cypres, Verso and the Instituto Cervantes. He is a member of the Academia de Bellas Artes of Argentina. His music is published by C. F. Peters in Frankfurt.
Selected works (since 1990): geim, Séance for string quartet (1990–91), A Game with Shifting Mirrors for piano and orchestra (1990–91), El camino del valle del lobo for violin (1990, rev. 1991), Concertino for mezzo-soprano, two narrators and instrumental ensemble (rev. 1990), Poems by Hugo Mujica for soprano, contralto, tenor and string trio (1992), Presencias transparentes for instrumental ensemble (1991, rev. 1995), Aire for orchestra (1993), Medea, chamber opera (1994–), Intermezzo for instrumental ensemble (1995), Piano Trio No. 2 (1996), Tango for viola and guitar (1998), Festen, cello octet (1999), Cinco piezas métricas for three recorders (2000), Violin Concerto (2002), Cuadernos para orquesta (2003–04), Chamber Concerto (2005), Canciones de Silvia for soprano and piano (2006), Aksaks for orchestra (2008), Mandala for orchestra (2009), Movements for piano and orchestra (2010), Concerto for trumpet and orchestra (2010), Libro del frío for soprano and ensemble (2011).